Ethiopia

Decennial Population

year population est.
1950 18,128,034
1960 22,151,218
1970 28,414,999
1980 35,241,209
1990 48,042,755
2000 66,024,199
2010 87,095,281
2020 111,521,378
2025 124,536,983
2050 187,572,656
2075 231,032,012
2100 243,415,842
source: UN - WPP 2012 Revision (medium).

General Information


Official name the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Capital Addis Ababa
Region Eastern Africa
ISO code ET
Statistical agency CSA


Administrative units

astedader / kililcapitalarea in
sq.km.
population
1994-10-11
census
population
2007-05-28
census
population
2012-07-01
estimate
Addis Ababa AstedaderAddis Ababa526.992,100,0312,738,2483,041,002
Affar KililAysaita72,052.781,051,6411,411,0921,602,995
Amhara KililBahir Dar154,708.9613,270,89817,214,05618,866,002
Benishangul-Gumuz KililAsosa50,698.68460,325670,847982,004
Dire Dawa AstedaderDire Dawa1,558.61248,549342,827387,000
Gambella KililGambella29,782.82162,271306,916385,997
Harari KililHarar333.94130,691183,344210,000
Oromia KililFinfine298,164.2918,465,44927,158,47131,294,992
Somali KililJijiga327,068.003,144,9634,439,1475,148,989
Tigray KililMekele85,366.533,134,4704,314,4564,929,999
YeDebub Biheroch Bihereseboch na Hizboch KililAwassa105,887.1810,377,02815,042,53117,359,008
Special enumerated zones   96,570112,999
total 1,127,127.0051,766,23973,918,50584,320,987
source: CSA, Ethiopia.
note: 2007: total population size of Affar and that of Country Total includes the estimated population of eight rural kebeles (21,410) in Elidar wereda (Affar Region).
note: total population figures for the Affar and Somali Regions refer to the counted population of the regions as of November 29, 2007.
note: YeDebub Biheroch Bihereseboch na Hizboch stands for The State of Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' (SNNPR).
note: Astedader = administration; kilil = state; semen = north; debub = south; misrak = east; mirab = west.

Main cities

namepopulation
1994-07-01
estimate
population
2007-05-28
census
population
2012-07-01
estimate
latitude /
longitude
Addis Ababa2,084,5882,738,2483,040,7409.02/38.74
Mekele96,938215,546273,60113.49/39.47
Adama (Nazret)127,842222,035271,5628.54/39.27
Dire Dawa164,851342,827262,8849.60/41.86
Gondar112,249206,987254,45012.61/37.46
Hawassa City69,169259,803212,6657.05/38.48
Bahir Dar96,140220,344191,01611.59/37.38
Jimma88,867120,600149,1667.66/36.84
Dessie97,314151,094147,59211.12/39.64
Jijiga....147,482 
Shashemene..102,062123,8797.20/38.60
Bishoftu (Debre Zeyit)73,372100,114123,2308.74/38.98
Harar76,378183,344110,4579.31/42.12
Sodo....102,923 
Arba Minch....101,339 
source: CSA, Ethiopia.
note: numbers from the 2007 census are preliminary results.